Hatteras Civic Center was hopping on Saturday night, as residents came
together to support one of the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation’s
(HICF) most anticipated events of the year, the annual spring soiree.
year’s theme was the "Enchanted Spring Forest," and the traditionally
stark civic center was decked out in lights and wispy forest décor to
create an elegant atmosphere.
generous multi-course meal was stationed along one side of the Civic
Center, with tempting fare that included seafood lasagna, grilled
London broil, and steamed clams and shrimp. A bar with beer, wine and
mixers was stationed on the other side of the room, with tip jars that
were overflowing with donations for the HICF.
silent auction with a wealth of items donated by generous local
businesses also garnered a lot of attention, with everything from
goodie baskets and jewelry, to ˝ day fishing trips and dolphin cruises.
course, despite the elegant surroundings, there was also plenty of
action at the spring soiree, which was primarily concentrated in two
places – the “Let’s take a Selfie!” station, and the Dance Floor.
selfie station was lined with props of all varieties – wigs, hats,
stuffed animals, sunglasses, and a very popular fake parrot - which
photogenic attendees used in remarkably creative ways for stunning
portraits. The end result was a collection of fabulous photos, which
served as proof that if you want to take a great photo with giggling
faces, all you need is a Viking helmet and / or a fake parrot.
The Stone Aged Romeos from Raleigh provided a night full of music, and
attendees took full advantage of the opportunity to kick off their
heels and have some fun. Throughout the night, the ladies in particular
stormed the dance floor, while tolerant husbands looked on, or in more
daring cases, joined their partners in dancing to covers of everything
from Johnny Cash to Footloose.
the night was a smashing success with one of the highest attendances in
years, and most importantly, an estimated $10,000 raised for Hatteras
Island Cancer Foundation.
A list of sponsors and local businesses who helped make this year’s spring event successful can be found online at https://www.facebook.com/HICancerFoundation/.
who missed this year’s soiree will have other opportunities to connect
with HIFC in the not-so-distant future, too. Check out the HIFC’s
website at http://www.hicf.org/ for details on upcoming events, including an HICF Paddle Palooza that will be held in early June.
the meantime, the HIFC thanks everyone involved for helping make the
17th annual Spring Soiree one of the most memorable – and
celebration-worthy – events yet.
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